True Hardwood Story
UNIQUE WOOD DESIGNED BY NATURE AND TIME
The True hardwood story begins with ancient woods. Some of the most spectacular-looking woods were created by healthy trees falling into adjacent swamps, wetlands, lakes, and rivers, lying buried for hundreds to thousands of years. Deprived of any oxygen and sunlight, they were preserved from decay by absorbing salt, tannins and minerals’ resulting in the most beautiful, partially fossilized timber in a wide range of colors.
This wood is an actual sample of bog wood. It is thousands of years old.
EVERY LOG TELLS ITS OWN STORY
Each log, in each wood species, carries its own unique history. Age and exposure to the specific conditions in which it has been preserved determine the tone and intensity of color. These range from pale grey and brown to dark golden brown and dark grey through to charcoal with a platinum sheen. It will take some 4,000 to 5,000 years for nature to create the most prized black.
OUR INSPIRATION AND CHALLENGE
These ancient woods, named bog-wood*, are in high demand because of their unique patina and beauty. A similar look was applied to driftwood and weathered wood, created by nature’s natural elements and climate over a long period.
Inspired by nature, we developed specific techniques to replicate the patina and authentic look of these weathered and ancient woods. With this natural process, we produced hardwood flooring featuring the same kind of unique beauty and color that penetrates throughout each distinct species.
A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF WOOD FLOORS
We are now extremely proud and happy to be able to present and offer an exclusive collection of hardwood floors, by replicating this natural process. The raw hardwood material is treated with salt and minerals under high pressure which speeds up the process that would have taken nature thousands of years. The result is a remarkable, authentic looking range in oak, hickory, maple and pine – each with its own beautiful look, color and patina.
NO STAINS OR DYES
Not only are these floors one-of-a-kind in their richness of color and patina, unlike all other existing wood floors, the beauty and color of each floor also goes all-through the surface layer without the use of any stains or dyes.
SURFACE LAYER CARRIES COLOR THROUGH TO THE CORE
DENT AND SCRATCH RESISTANT
*Bog-wood – (Originally from Ireland and Scotland) Bog-wood is created from the trunks of trees that have lain in bogs, and bog-like conditions such as lakes, river bottoms and swamps, for centuries and even millennia. Deprived of oxygen, the wood undergoes the process of fossilization and morta formation. Not only are these floors one-of-a-kind in their richness of color and patina, unlike all other existing wood floors, the beauty and color of each floor also goes through-out the surface layer without the use of any stains or dyes.
ADDITIONAL TRUE BENEFITS
The additional benefit of this wood treatment process – whether by nature or by our unique production technique – is a harder hardwood that is even more stable and more resistant to dents, wear and scratching. Our floors become high-performing hardwood floors especially suitable for commercial environments, as well as residential installation.
The True Collection by Hallmark Floors is the very first of its kind and is in a hardwood category all its own.
DIMENSIONS: 7.5” X 6’2” RL
THICKNESS: 5/8” 3MM
FINISH: NU OIL® SUPER-MATTE
Learn more about the True Hardwood Collection, visit our True Collection page.
TRUE HARDWOOD STORY
To learn more about actual bog-wood go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bog-wood